College Autism Network Virtual Association of Scholars

The College Autism Network Virtual Association of Scholars (CANVAS) invites individuals from around the world, who conduct research on and/or work with postsecondary students with autism, to communicate and collaborate with one another. Established in February 2018, CANVAS extends the work of the College Autism Network to a global level, welcoming faculty, researchers, student affairs practitioners, students, and others to capitalize on their talents and work toward making college more accessible, inclusive, and rewarding for students with autism. 

To join a live meeting, visit this link


Meeting Minutes & Author Presentations


Thursday, Oct. 10

Thursday, Nov. 7 

  • 9am CST/10am EST/2pm GMT
  • Featured presenter: Dr. Stephen Shore (Adelphi University)


Past Meeting Minutes & Author Presentations


Sept. 19

  • Meeting Minutes
  • Featured presenter: Dr. Fred Volkmar (Yale University | Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders)

August 27 

    • Meeting Minutes
    • Featured presenter: Dr. Valérie Van Hees (Artevelde University College Ghent)

    July 16

    May 28

    April 23

    March 26

    February 26

    January 22








    Ways to become involved:

    1. Check out the minutes, presentations, and articles from previous monthly meetings (see links on this page).
    2. Sign up for our autism/higher ed list serv (here where we share news articles, research, events, and other content related to college students with autism). Click “join group” to start receiving emails.
    3. Share articles, presentations, and other news by sending an email
    4. Contact Brett Ranon Nachman ( to get updates about upcoming CANVAS meetings.
    5. Visit our CANVAS Google Drive (here we share our meeting agendas, minutes, and other CANVAS content; you can even post a profile about yourself and your work)
    6. Participate in a CANVAS Working Group based on your particular interests. Each working group meets monthly
      1. Collaborating on Research, Conducting Multi-site Studies, and/or Exploring Grants 
      2. Developing College Training Materials for Parents/Students/Faculty 
      3. Analyzing College Support, Mentorship, Transition into Adulthood Programs 

    Questions about CANVAS?